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Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus), Havell plate no. 111

Object Number: 
1863.17.111
Date: 
c. 1824-29
Medium: 
Watercolor, graphite, pastel, and black ink with touches of gouache and selective glazing on paper, laid on card
Dimensions: 
Paper: 37 7/8 x 25 3/16 in. (96.2 x 64 cm) Mat: 53 x 39 in. (134.6 x 99.1 cm)
Marks: 
Watermark: JWHATMAN / [illegible] MILL
Inscriptions: 
Inscribed at lower left of center in brown ink: "No 21. / Plate 101."; at lower center: "Pileated Woodpecker adult male 1. adult Female 2. / Young males 3.4 / Picus"; birds numbered clockwise from middle left in graphite: "1"; "2"; "3"; "4"
Description: 
Female, upper right; male, upper left; immature males, below
Gallery Label: 
The background flora has been identified as Fox grapes (Vitis labrusca) or Cat grapes (Vitis palmata) or Raccoon grape (Vitis aestivalis)
Credit Line: 
Purchased for the Society by public subscription from Mrs. John J. Audubon
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group